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ScienceDirect will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance for approximately 9 hours from 8:00PM CDT Saturday, October 31 to 4:00AM CST Sunday 1, November).


"When Cedar Falls was Young" added to Digital Collections

This 1928 pamphlet about Cedar Falls describes how the town looked in its early days.    See the book at: http://cdm.lib.uni.edu/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=/wcfwy


Winner of the Family Weekend Drawing

Amjad Albu

Amjad Albu- UNI senior in Management Information Systems was the winner of the T-shirt prize from the Rod Library Favorite Student Giveaway drawing during Family Weekend.  Congratulations Amjad and good luck with your academic career!


Public Fax Service

There is a new public Fax service for sending US and International Fax  located at the end of the Interlibrary Loan counter.  Patrons can send a US fax for $1.50 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page.  International fax can be sent for $4.95 for 1st page and $3.45 for each additional page. A credit or debit card is required for use.  Instructions for use are located on the Fax machine, however, if you have any additional questions contact the Access Services Staff.

Fax Service


Advertising and Consumer Culture

The Duke University Libraries have created several Digital Collections of interest those studying advertising and many other subjects. One of the links on this page is for Advertising and Consumer Culture. It contains several collections of advertisements in various formats, some dating back to the 19th century. Two examples: Ad*Access - "presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955" adViews - "a digital archive of thousands of vintage television commercials dating from the 1950s to the 1980s"


October Exhibits at Rod Library

For more information about exhibits at Rod Library see our exhibits web page.


Google Scholar Cited By

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This video shows you how to use the Google Scholar Cited By feature to find the most recent important articles.


Assignment Calculator: Plan Your Research, Stay On Schedule

Would you rather not stay up until 4 a.m. finishing your next research paper? The Assignment Calculator is a new tool that can help you plan your work and stay on schedule. At the Assignment Calculator home page, enter the due date and then click the /Calculate Assignment Schedule! / button. You will get a list of 12 steps to complete between the date an assignment is received and when it is due. Each step includes a “due date,” help documents, and links to UNI resources and services such as the Rod Library and the Writing Center.

To try it out, go to http://www.library.uni.edu/gateway/calculator/ and enter the due date.
 


Banned Books Week at Rod Library

Banned Books Week “celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular.” It emphasizes the “importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them.” Banned Books Week is an annual event sponsored by the American Booksellers Association; American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression; the American Library Association; American Society of Journalists and Authors; Association of American Publishers; and the National Association of College Stores. It is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The event highlights books that have been challenged or banned in libraries and school districts. Many titles appear regularly on the annual list of the most commonly challenged books. Rod Library has mounted two displays related to Banned Books Week. There is an informational exhibit in the flatbed display case adjacent to the Reference Desk and Electronic Resources area on the main floor. In the lobby is a display of books from the Library’s circulating collection that have been banned or challenged by libraries and schools. All of these titles are available for check-out. Stop by to browse the display, and select a title to read or re-read. For additional information, visit the American Library Association web site at http://www.ala.org/


Where to Start? Using the New Rod Library Website to Search

This video shows you how to navigate the new Rod Library website and how to use the new Panther Prowler to find scholary articles.


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